FIPP and UPM’s Rising Stars in Global Media Awards celebrate exceptional young talent within the international media industry, in any discipline. Read more about who can enter the 2017 Awards, and how to enter, here (entries are free!).
The three 2017 winners will be invited to speak at the 41st FIPP World Congress, taking place from 9-11 October in London, the UK.
Laura Wilson is account manager, jewellery, bridal and travel at Hearst’s Town & Country Magazine in the US.
Have patience, be yourself, work hard, collaborate with an open mind, and don’t be afraid to take some risks!
Breton Fischetti is senior director, commerce at Business Insider, based in the US.
Don't be afraid to try new things! If you look back at past Rising Stars, since winning their awards, most have made impressive bets on new and different things.
Francesca Wilson is now marketing manager for Immediate Media’s Radio Times, the UK’s largest selling quality magazine.
Think creatively. Be brave: don’t be afraid to speak up if you have new ideas! Use all the tools at your disposal to help you learn. Don’t forget to read around your discipline and keep up-to-date with the latest trends. To prepare for my trip to Toronto, and before speaking on the FIPP Rising Stars panel, I used the online resources at FIPP, read articles in marketing publications and met with several senior people from around the business to learn more about my company and the whole industry, including Immediate Media’s CEO, Tom Bureau.
Mieke Vlok is a journalist at Media24 Weekly Magazines in South Africa, where she writes for Afrikaans language Huisgenoot, the country’s biggest selling magazine.
Embrace even the most menial of tasks and don’t say no to anything, since everything can be a learning curve and expose you to something or someone worth knowing.
Don’t be afraid to ask or put yourself out there. If someone is doing something that interests you, send them an email asking for advice. If you need help with something, reach out to someone with the skills. You will be surprised how nice people and willing to help people are.
Matthew Stepanic is founding editor and publisher of Glass Buffalo as well as editor at Tanner Young Publishing Group in Canada.
Be prepared to change with innovations in the media industry, and don’t pigeonhole yourself in one speciality or role. It’s helpful to learn about all the aspects of the industry and publishing, so that you know best how your particular job can assist the other members of your team, such as designers, marketers, and salespeople.
Launched in 2015, FIPP and UPM’s Rising Stars in Global Media Awards celebrate exceptional young talent within the international media industry, in any discipline.
Read more about who can enter the 2017 Awards, and how to enter (it’s free), here. The top three winners will be invited to speak at the 41st FIPP World Congress, taking place from 9-11 October in London, the UK.
• See the 2016 winners and finalists here
• See the 2015 winners and finalists here
More like this
Laura Wilson is account manager, jewellery, bridal and travel at Hearst’s Town & Country Magazine and one of the FIPP and UPM Rising Stars in Global Media Award winners in 2015 (entries for 2017 are open until 16 June). Laura tells us how things are going, what she loves about media today and why she loved being a Rising Star winner.11th Jun 2017 Rising Stars
While the rise of digital has led many publishers to reduce their print offering, Dennis Publishing has continued to invest. Kerin O’Connor, chief executive of The Week at Dennis, explains how it’s found success with a print version of The Week for children – and what it can teach the industry about the future of print…18th Sep 2017 Features
As one of Europe’s leading publishing houses, Gruner + Jahr has been through a period of major transition. Julia Jäkel, CEO, sets out how the business has managed that, and outlines the path for the future…18th Sep 2017 Features
Harvard Business Review last week launched their new bot on Facebook Messenger, building on their success with a similar bot on Slack. The aim is to increase the number people having regular, frequent interactions with HBR to ultimately have them subscribe and/or up loyalty.21st Sep 2017 Features
Respect should be the overarching principle when publishers create native content, says Carla Faria, director of content at The Foundry, Time Inc. UK’s dedicated unit to deliver content-led marketing solutions on behalf of their commercial partners.13th Sep 2017 Features
Ebner Media in Germany employs and implements technology to mix and merge content with ecommerce. It’s been key in the company’s transformation from a print-centric publisher to a content and services company. Dominik Grau, chief content officer, has been driving the content-to-commerce strategy.14th Sep 2017 Features
Visit our Youtube channelFIND OUT MORE
FIPP newsletters allow you to keep up with industry trends, research, training and events across the worldFIND OUT MORE
Get global coverage of your launches, company news and innovationsFIND OUT MORE
What’s happening now, what’s coming next